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    Default Engine search for project mini continues..

    Check this little thing out, guess it was in a few cars according to wikipedia, anybody know anything aobut the ford taunus cars or know where i can find a engine out of one?

    Thing looks perfect to be sittin in the back of the mini. My berk 6JA pump is comming wend, so i'm now looking for a engine!



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    One of the small Japanese cars, Suzuki, had a 3 banger in it. You might look into that.
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    Geo metro also had a three cylinder.


    I still say a twin two stroke is what you need.
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    Man you guys need glasses, that is a 4cyl. Look at the dis cap. I have never seen one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuwrhr View Post
    Geo metro also had a three cylinder.
    I still say a twin two stroke is what you need.
    So many lakes are outlawing the 2 stroke motors. So the car 3 cylinder would be a good bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATMVN View Post
    Man you guys need glasses, that is a 4cyl. Look at the dis cap. I have never seen one of those.
    I saw that it was a 4 cyl. but the space in very limited in his mini hull. Maybe a motorcycle motor would work.
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    Motorcycle motor would be small and can make big power.

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    For those that don't know i have a 11ft hull that normally has a wacker on the back of it. My plan is to convert it to a jet and make it look and sound like the standard 18ft jetboat with ot headers. I really want a V motor because it would be perfect how the exhaust comes out each side and i think it might be small enough to fit. This motor, the look, is exactly what i want!

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    A few years ago a buddy had a 12 ft. picklfork with a full size Berk pump and turbocharged Mazda motor. The thing ran about 80.

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    This was the pump i got off ebay, was ment for a 30hp motor and from the looks of it was ran in the first seadoo's No reverse but i'll figure/make somthing to deal with that.



    Looks like these cars/motors are more popular in the UK, found a motor for 200 GBP which which is about $400 USD... problem is shipping is going to suck

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    Mazda Rotary 12A maybe ?

    I know a guy that had 3 of those little V-4's to run his irrigation system.

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    They also used the ford V4 in SAAB 95 and 96s. You might try this site. Claims to have a couple motors disassembled for parts. http://www.vsaab.com/Classified/clas..._usedparts.htm Or you could check any of the local junk yards. Saabs were imported a lot more frequently than the Ford Tanus.

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    The pontiac firefly had a 3 cylinder with a turbo...

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    surprised noone's mention a vw motor, think of the hp potential with the aftermarket parts available for those

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